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Johnson and Bell Welcomes Patricia A. Ryan

Johnson and Bell as seen in the Chicago Tribune.

Dazed and Confused – Illinois Appellate Ruling Muddies Proximate Cause in Automobile and Trucking Accidents

Sole Proximate Cause was significantly weakened when the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, ruled that a lower court erred in granting summary judgment for defendants in a fatal automobile accident.  The lower court granted summary judgment in finding that the sole proximate cause of the accident was decedent’s failure to stop at a stop sign. However,   Continue Reading »

Risk Management "Moment" -- Enhancing Guest Safety at Hotels

Several quick suggestions for improving guest safety at hotels. Premises Audit: Often referred to as a legal liability audit, these initiatives help hotels identify and address the risks they face on their properties. The audit can be performed by a hotel’s security team or a third party, but it needs to be conducted by an   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Ruling Provides a Risk Management “Moment” on Duty to Defend

Artisan and Truckers Casualty Company repeatedly refused to defend its insured in a commercial trucking versus car accident.  It gambled and lost. As the Appellate Court ruling states, the outcome provides a warning for insurance companies who refuse to defend their insureds. The Appellate Court ruled that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of   Continue Reading »

Sammi L. Renken Elected Secretary of Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sammi L. Renken, has been elected an officer of the Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ISHRM) for 2015-2017.  She will be formally installed as Secretary of ISHRM at the organization’s Annual Conference on June 4, 2015 in Bloomington, IL.  ISHRM promotes the delivery of safe, high quality health services for   Continue Reading »

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